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Lion Brand® Jiffy®
10 stitches + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in half double crochet. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
SQUARES (make 7 of each color) With A, chain 19.
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across – 18 stitches.
Rows 2-13: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each half double crochet across.
Square should measure about 7 in. (18 cm).
FINISHING Following diagram, sew Squares together. Weave in ends.
Applegarth Afghan Reviewed by Sarah Jakubowski on 2013-12-26
I also had trouble with the size of this. At first I had to double-check to make sure it wasn't a baby blanket! If you want a nice lapghan, this should do the trick. If not, as suggested, either make the squares bigger or add more rows. However, it's hard to plan using more squares without messing up the nice diagonal pattern! But if you want something easy that might involve a bit of problem solving/tweaking, this is a good project. I also like the variety of colors -- whenever I got too tired of one, it was time to switch to another.
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